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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Mother Nature won. American Ninja Warrior was supposed to hold auditions in downtown St. Louis Sunday night, but rain got in the way.

Show officials called off the competition around 8 p.m., right when the competition was set to start.

Now, the obstacle course auditions are being rescheduled to Monday at around 5 p.m.

For so many of these men and women, it's a dream come true.

"I've been watching ninja warrior since I was about 10 years old," said Festus native Johnathan Shepherd.

But the chance to try out to become the next American Ninja Warrior will have to be put on hold.

Sunday night was supposed to be the first night of competition, but it was rained out.

Some contestants have already been chosen to compete, but these hopefuls are the walk on contestants, the folks that may get the chance to compete, that's if the weather cooperates Monday.

"If the weather is bad then they will let the people who got chosen go and then the walk ons may just be out in the cold," says walk-on competitor and Bethalto, Ill. Police Sgt. Timothy Minnick.

He's been here since Thursday morning.

"The mayor, the chief, I've got their blessings absolutely," he said.

Others have been camped out even longer.

Jason Hammonds traveled from Baltimore and has been here nearly a week.

"The line keeps getting bigger and your chances keep getting smaller and smaller," Hammonds said.

These walk-ons are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather on Monday, but even if mother nature has it out for them.

Festus native Michael Mckenzie says they know how to handle the course.

"If I get on the course I will be excited, I will just have to grip tighter, run a little bit more carefully but other than that I will do fine," Mckenzie said.

If you want to be a member of the audience, come down to Soldiers Memorial around 4:30 p.m. Monday and you might be able to get a seat.

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